From VR Medicine News–UK-based researchers have proposed novel Alzheimer’s screening tests based on virtual environments and game principles involving VR. Patients and healthy adults participated in a comparative study of four different tests that measured various aspects of cognition. “The results show the capacity of the new tests to distinguish healthy people from Alzheimer’s patients,” the authors conclude.
Montenegro JM, Argyriou V. Cognitive Evaluation for the Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease based on Turing Test and Virtual Environments. Physiol Behav. 2017 Jan 27. pii: S0031-9384(17)30026-30024.